WebDesktop - Smartphones - Tablets  | United Kingdom | Keeping up-to-date on social exclusion worldwide | UK PRESS REVIEW about social exclusion : Poverty | Health | Elderly | Children | Education | LGBT | NON-PROFIT initiative : Our mission is to provide the best information on social exclusion worldwide || Raising awareness on the damaging effects of social exclusion

STIGMABASE | Search



Tags about global social exclusion | United Kingdom

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Two men describe what its like to be tortured for being gay in Chechnya

Two men describe what its like to be tortured for being gay in Chechnya
- The two have since fled mainly Muslim Chechnya, but they still fear being hunted down and persecuted. They spoke to Reuters on condition that their real names were not used, and their voices and faces disguised.
One of the men, who gave his name as Anzor, said he had been detained by police as he was driving in the company of other men from a Chechen village to the Caucasus region's capital Grozny in February.
"They found some medicine on one of the guys," he told Reuters Television. Seeing his rings and bracelets, the policemen asked if he was "a faggot" and beat him severely, the man said in an interview.